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What Is The Best Treatment For Vision Distortion
I'm 58 recently diagnosed w/glaucoma & beginnings of peripheral vision loss. Please explain what aggressive treatment would mean for me?
With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?
Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?
Good: The prognosis is good if you use the medications as directed and keep all follow up appointments with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Can laser photocoagulation be used to treat macular degeneration? I was recently diagnosed with the "dry" form of macular degeneration. Is having laser photocoagulation a treatment option available to me, and would this prevent further vision loss? .
Laser no help: Laser for dry macular degeneration has been studied well. Laser to the macula of dry amd patients makes drusen go away, so it looks better on exam. The laser does not change whether or not there is vision loss. Vitamin supplementation is the only proven preventive therapy, and reduces the risk of vision loss by about 25%. The vitamin formula now recommended is called areds 2 formula. ...Read more
Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. Said w/out treatment could've been blind in 7 yrs. Can go that fast?
Depends: It depends on many factors, but the general rule of thumb is that it the higher the pressure, the faster vision loss can occur. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower the pressure to the point that vision loss does not progress or slows to the point that you will never go blind during your lifetime. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?
Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist I hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more
If mother is resistant to eye drops and laser treatment for glaucoma, what is prognosis for daughter with glaucoma in stopping vision loss?
Could be: The most likely cause for this symptoms is occipital migraine which causes a greying out of the vision the the corresponding peripheral 1/2 of vision of each eye with surrounding flashing lights lasting up to 2 hours and leaving with no trace. Persistent flashing in one eye only especially with lowered vision and floaters might be a retinal detachment and needs ophthalmological evaluation soon. ...Read more
Eyes: Distorted vision when tired sounds like dry eye/poor blink when staring at a screen. Try blinking more or using artificial tears. Vision distortion can also come from retinal disease like macular degeneration/ diabetes or migrain (brain), but should have no relation to fatigue. Go to ophthal if not better. ...Read more
Having issues with jaw, possibly misaligned causing vision distortion to see everything fast, numbness, jaw, neck and head pain?
Temporal mandibular joint syndrome Is
quite common but it does not usually cause distorted vision. Your dentist or an oral surgeon can evaluate and advise you about your jaw symptoms. You may be referred to an ophthalmologist if deemed advisable. ...Read more
Progressive macular pucker 20/30 vision, distortion & glaucoma. Visual fIeld good, nerve damage 30-45%.Would vitrectomy cause glaucoma to progress?
Possible: Vitrectomy and glaucoma may have an association. It is suspected that glaucoma occurs more often in patients who have had vitrectomy and subsequent cataract surgery. An ongoing clinical trial is aimed to answer this question with more clarity. PROVE Study. Http://www. Aaojournal. Org/article/S0161-6420 (14)00344-3/references AND https://clinicaltrials. Gov/ct2/show/NCT01162356 ...Read more
I am experiencing peripheral vision distortion in my left eye. The effect seems like looking through moving water. It happened only briefly. Gone now?
If epiretinal membrane is moderate stage wi/striae but no blurry vision/distortion, is it likely to advance to severe stage or could it remain stable?
I am having daily headaches with pain at both temples and interior eye sockets/bridge of nose. Also mild vision distortion?
Visual changes: Visual changes accompanying headaches warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
Does the eye surgery to take out floaters involve side effects of light sensitivity and vision distortion?
Surgery?: Floaters are not generally treated with surgery unless associated with retinal detachment or surface wrinkling retinopathy. Laser has been used to break up annoying large floaters leaving annoying small floaters instead. As floaters are usually not harmful, and time usually results in dissipation and less annoyance, they are mostly left alone. Vitreous surgery can cause distortion and discomfort. ...Read more
How can I stop worrying about having a disease that can cause vision loss or blindness (glaucoma). Dr says treatments may control it but no guarantee?
Support group: Http://www.glaucoma.org/treatment/questions-and-answers-living-with-glaucoma. Php. A reference for you. I recommend support group contact In your area: GOOGLE glaucoma support Groups & attend a social gathering of sim. Affected. I have found this particularly helpful. Remember that greater than 85% of affected people live well with glaucoma. You still have to be diligent with therapy & follow up. ...Read more
None: There are colored lenses and contact lenses which can shift the axis of color perception so that you might correctly identify some color vision test plates that you would miss with the naked eye. But these devices shift your deficiency to a new axis; they do not treat the condition which is permanent and usually inherited. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are numerous disease processes that can cause this. You have to see an eye doctor to discover the cause before a treatment can be outlined. ...Read more